IV. THE PLOUGH-HANDS' SONG
(JASPER COUNTY-186O.)

NIGGER mighty happy w'en he layin' by con-
Dat sun's a slantin';
Nigger mighty happy w'en he year de dinnor-ho'n-
Dat sun's a slantin';
En he mo' happy still w'on de night draws on-
Dat sun's a slantin';
Dat sun's a slantin' dos oz sho's you bo'n!
En it's rise up, Primus! fetch anuddor yell:
Dat ole dun cow's dos a shakin' up 'or bell,
En de frogs chunin' up 'fo' de jew done fell:
Good-night, Mr. Kilidee! I wish you mighty well!
-Mr. Kilidee! I wish you mighty well!
-I wish you mighty well!

De co'n 'll be ready 'g'inst dumplin day-
Dat sun's a slantin';
But nigger gottor watch, en stick, en stay-
Dat sun's a slantin';
Same ezde boo-martin watchin' un de jay-
Dat sun's a slantin';
Dat sun's a slantin' en a slippin' away!
Den it's rise up, Primus! on gin it t'urn strong;
De cow's gwine home wid der ding-dang-dong-
Sling in anudder teteh or de ole-time song:
Good-night, Mr. Whipperwill! don't stay long!
-Mr. Whipperwill! don't stay long!
-Don't stay long!

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